Case Western Reserve University has offered MD-PhD training since 1956 for students aspiring to careers combining academic medicine and biomedical research. This program was among the first to be awarded NIH funding and carry the designation Medical Scientist Training Program over 30 years ago. The CWRU MSTP provides an outstanding opportunity for students to obtain combined MD-PhD training and launch careers as physician-scientists. The CWRU CTSTP is a branch of the MSTP devoted to research training in clinical and translational research areas.

Featured Student


L. Henry Goodnough

Department: Pathology

Featured publication:

LH Goodnough, G DiNuoscio, J Ferguson, T Williams, RA Lang, RP Atit (2014). Distinct requirements for cranial ectoderm and mesenchyme-derived Wnts in specification and differentiation of osteoblast and dermal progenitors. PLoS Genetics. 2014 Feb 20;10(2).

L. Henry Goodnough, Andrew T. Chang, Charles Treloar, Jing Yang, Peter C. Scacheri,and Radhika Atit. Twist1 mediates repression of chondrogenesis by beta-catenin to promote cranial bone progenitor specification. Development. 2012 Dec;139(23):4428-38.


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